ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-12P CCCP-L1727 Irkutsk Airport (IKT)
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Date:Wednesday 14 October 1953
Type:Ilyushin Il-12P
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1727
MSN: 93013217
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:3429
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) from Irkutsk Airport (IKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Destination airport:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russia
The Il-12 operated on a flight from Moscow to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with en route stops at a.o. Irkutsk and Chita.
Shortly after takeoff from Irkutsk at night, the pilot mistook the lights on the masts of the inner marker for an aircraft approaching head-on. He banked sharply to the right at low altitude (100-120 metres) to avoid a collision but the aircraft stalled and crashed 2.5 km behind the runway threshold and 500 metres to the right of the runway's extended centreline.

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Distance from Irkutsk Airport to Chita Airport as the crow flies is 604 km (378 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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